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Stories from Sunday, December 13, 2009

Federal bill has funds for Highway 25 problem in Jackson (12/13/09)
A federal spending bill a vote away from President Barack Obama's desk includes money to solve the Highway 25 congestion problem at South Elementary School in Jackson, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson announced Friday. Overall, the $1.1 trillion appropriation bill includes $7.5 million for projects across the 8th District. The earmarks are carved out of money dedicated to existing grant and spending programs and does not add to the bill's overall total, said Emerson, a Cape Girardeau Republican...
Boy wants to stay fit with weights; woman recovering from surgery needs food for dog, mattress, clothing (12/13/09)
James is 12 and is already wanting to stay healthy by building up his muscles. His mom wants to encourage his healthy attitude by getting him a weight bench and weights to work out with, but her budget just won't allow it this year. A CD boom box would make the workouts a fun time and a skateboard would get James outside to exercise, too. ...
Cape community college center will fill quickly, officials say (12/13/09)
Cape Girardeau County's first community college center will start with four classrooms and an office at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. A wall will come down to create the office for admissions and financial aid. Other classes will shift around to create space for the four classrooms that will be designated for general education classes...
Rejection of Fountain St. bid comes as MoDOT under scrutiny (12/13/09)
When the Missouri Department of Transportation rejected the bids for Fountain Street in Cape Girardeau, it was the first time in at least five years that failure to meet affirmative action goals halted a local project in Southeast Missouri. At the request of the Southeast Missourian, MoDOT reviewed local transportation projects financed with federal funds in the 14-county District 10. ...
Cape Girardeau man allegedly driving drunk during car accident (12/13/09)
A Cape Girardeau man was allegedly driving drunk when he was involved in a crash that sent him to the hospital late Friday morning. Jerry L. Warren, 46, 1241 Brenda Kay Circle, was transported by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center after he allegedly ran a red light while traveling northbound on Kingshighway and struck a vehicle driven by Warren S. Skinner of Jackson at the road's intersection with Southern Expressway, according to Cape Girardeau Police Department records. Warren was issued summonses for driving while intoxicated, running a red light and no proof of insurance.
Allenville man killed in Cape Girardeau County car accident (12/13/09)
An Allenville man was killed and the passenger in his vehicle, a Jackson woman, was seriously injured when the car he was driving ran off the road while traveling on Route NN. The accident occurred two miles north of Highway 25 between Delta and Advance...
Missouri Mentoring Partnership celebrates 10th anniversary (12/13/09)
A mentoring program for young parents and pregnant teens celebrated its 10th anniversary with an open house Friday. Volunteers and others who have worked with the Missouri Mentoring Partnership since its establishment in Cape Girardeau stopped by 937 Broadway to share stories about how the program has affected their lives.
Jackson man charged with assaulting relative (12/13/09)
A Jackson man has been charged with allegedly assaulting a female relative and fleeing from police. Justin K. Lane, 25, was charged with second-degree domestic assault, resisting arrest and second-degree property damage.
School menus (12/13/09)
Cape Girardeau Elementary MONDAY--Chicken nuggets or turkey & cheese on bun, whipped potatoes, country gravy, mixed fruit cup. TUESDAY--Cheeseburger or turkey & cheese on bun, fries, grapes. WEDNESDAY--Beef steak with brown gravy or turkey & cheese on bun, au gratin potatoes, wheat hot roll, cinnamon applesauce...
Notre Dame boys capture third in SEMO tourney (12/13/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Notre Dame Bulldogs looked to be in some trouble after one quarter. After two quarters, the Bulldogs looked to be in control. They took a slow start and turned it into a 60-42 victory over New Madrid County Central in the third-place game at the SEMO Conference tournament Friday...
Scott City girls rally to down Delta for Chaffee Invite championship (12/13/09)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Faced with being down eight points in the middle of the third quarter, Scott City coach Kerry Thompson decided to switch defenses. Thompson went to a press and later a box-and-one to help Scott City erase the deficit and knock off Delta 57-50 in Saturday's championship game of the Chaffee Invitational girls basketball tournament...
Interior defense carries Oak Ridge boys past Crusaders (12/13/09)
Oak Ridge's defense stole the show Friday. The Blue Jays leaned on their superior height to swat away any Saxony Lutheran shots in the lane. The result was a 63-46 victory for the visiting Oak Ridge boys basketball team. "These guys have been beating us and beating us and beating us all these years," Oak Ridge guard Caleb Elam said of the Crusaders. "We wanted to put pressure on them and hurt them good."...
High school roundup: Woodland bests Chaffee in OT (12/13/09)
All the local events from Friday night that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Second quarter carries Jackson past Charleston for fifth place at SEMO tourney (12/13/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Jackson Indians' defense thwarted, baffled and shut down the Charleston offense all night to knock off the Blue Jays 73-58 in the fifth-place game of the SEMO Conference tournament Friday. "We just had to get up on their shooters and make them do stuff they weren't comfortable doing," Jackson junior Bobby Clark said. "Take them out of their comfort zone."...
Cubs down Leopold in boys hoops thriller (12/13/09)
BELL CITY, Mo. -- It was another banner night for the Johnson family at the Bell City gym, and this one belonged to Terrance. The junior guard tossed in a desperation 3-point shot at the buzzer, completing a play that traveled the length of the floor in 4 seconds, to force overtime, and Bell City went on to defeat visiting Leopold 66-64...
High school roundup: Bohnert leads Bulldogs past St. Louis ND (12/13/09)
All the local events from Saturday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Redhawks men slam Eagles (12/13/09)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team had lost all three of its home games to start the season, with every defeat coming against high-level opposition. Southeast welcomed a lower-level opponent to the Show Me Center on Saturday night and the Redhawks finally were able to celebrate a victory on their own court...
Southeast women's basketball team's attitude grates on Ishee (12/13/09)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team opened the season with two straight victories but since then has not been able to compile a two-game winning streak. Southeast had a shot Saturday, but an accomplished Texas-Arlington squad made sure it didn't happen by rolling past the Redhawks 66-54 at the Show Me Center...
Southeast men's basketball players help troubled children (12/13/09)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team is reaching out to the community in a way besides its on-court play. The Redhawks are helping troubled children learn to make right decisions in their lives. A few players from the men's program came to coach Dickey Nutt with a project from one of their classes, and Nutt was more than happy to help...
1988-1989 basketball team makes Southeast's hall of fame (12/13/09)
The 1988-1989 Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team ranks among the best in school history. More than 20 years later, the squad officially was recognized as such Friday night at the Show Me Center during the university's Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony...
Southeast's stars inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame (12/13/09)
The big smiles told the story for those who were part of Southeast Missouri State's latest Athletic Hall of Fame class. Pride and honor were the prevailing themes during Friday night's induction ceremony attended by about 250 people at the Show Me Center...
From the Pulpit: A home at Bethel (12/13/09)
The Rev. Phillip Roop, commonly known to his parishioners as Pastor Phil, serves as the senior pastor at Bethel Assembly in Cape Girardeau. Roop was born and raised in the Assemblies of God. His father was a pastor, his mother was the pianist. "I came to Christ at an early age," he said. ...
A Christmas light in the air (12/13/09)
All around, the Christmas lights are brightly shining. The red, blue, green and white lights are all glowing in their splendor. Window displays adorn the best stores. Moms and dads are slowly driving through neighborhoods so their children can take in all of the display. Sweethearts are keeping the chill of the winter air at bay by walking closer together keeping a lookout for mistletoe. It is Christmas...
FYI 12/13/09 (12/13/09)
The Oliver House in Jackson will have entertainment Sundays in December for its Christmas open house. Barbara Popp will perform as Marie Oliver for storytelling today from 1 to 3 p.m. For the Christmas week, Santa Claus will be available for last-minute requests from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 20. Tours and door prizes are also available. Admission for adults is $5, children $3...
Product review of the Bamboo brand medium-size dog brush (12/13/09)
My wife Mary Beth and I are always looking for a good pet brush -- our terrier mutt Abbey has quite thick fur. But this brush overall wasn't as good as the standard wire brush we're currently using. The new brush didn't take off as much fur, and Abbey seemed to enjoy her normal brush more. However, the new brush did make her coat a bit shinier and softer. Overall I'd give it a B-...
Pause before giving paws (12/13/09)
While new a new dog may be on many people's Christmas list, there are things to consider before asking, "How much is that doggie in the window?" Cheryl Dillon, director of the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, said one of the most important things to remember is to not surprise friends and family members with a new puppy...
Local animal rescue, national pet names present "Home for the Holidays" foster program (12/13/09)
A local animal rescue outfit has partnered with some larger, national pet names to present the "Home for the Holidays" foster program. Pet service companies PetCo, IAMs and Petfinder.com launched the foster program to help place animals up for adoption in homes over the winter holidays. ...
Pet of the week (12/13/09)
Pet name: Trae Owner: Andrew Chronister FAVORITE ACTIVITY: Lying in his bed, which was displaced by the Christmas tree. ...
Rotary selects Veterans of the Month (12/13/09)
Cape West Rotary has chosen Thomas G. Stafford and Dale K. Wolfenkoehler as October and November Veterans of the Month, respectively. Stafford, also known as Mike, served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He now lives in the Missouri Veterans Home. Wolfenkoehler served in the Marine Corps during World War II. He now resides in Jackson...
Jackson graduate completes basic training (12/13/09)
Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacob M. Adams graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Adams completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. ...
Adopt Rudy (12/13/09)
Rudy is a 6-month-old heeler mix. He is friendly. For more information, contact the Humane Society at 334-5837. ...
Adopt Frances (12/13/09)
Frances is a 10-month-old lovable cat who will fight you for a pop tart. She is missing a front leg, but doesn't know she's challenged. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823. ...
Gift for every teen group (12/13/09)
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Nothing says Christmas with teenagers quite like the eye-roll as they open their presents. High schoolers are a particularly difficult group to buy for, as their desires are often quite narrow and tied to their peer group. You're not just buying for them, but for their entire clique...
Program gives pets a home for the holidays (12/13/09)
LOS ANGELES -- Petfinder.com is looking for at least a million people who want company for Christmas. The online pet adoption database has teamed up with CBS and the producers of the Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie "A Dog Named Christmas" for a campaign to foster pets for the holidays...
More people list dogs and cats on Christmas lists (12/13/09)
by SUE MANNING The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Dogs across the country can expect some bone-shaped presents under the Christmas tree this year. An Associated Press-Petside.com poll shows 52 percent of pet owners plan to buy their animals a holiday gift -- up from 43 percent last year...
Ho ho woof: Holiday gift suggestions for pets (12/13/09)
by LINDA LOMBARDI The Associated Press Your dog and cat may not know it's the holidays, but admit it, most of those pet presents are really gifts for ourselves. Brighten the dark winter days by watching your furry family have fun, and solve some common pet problems with the following suggestions:...
Cameras catch cats in action (12/13/09)
This undated image provided by Ketchum pr shows Leo-Hector with a cat cam attached to his collar. Leo-Hector was one of fifty house cats who were given collar cameras that took a photo every 15 minutes. The results put a digital dent in some human theories about catnapping. (AP Photo/Ketchum/ Lyn Thornton) NO SALES **...
Remember our soldiers in a foreign land (12/13/09)
A book had been sitting on my desk, unread, for well over a year. It's a loaner from a parishioner -- a 2003 best-seller by a first-time novelist titled "The Kite Runner" by Afghanistan native Khaled Hosseini, a U.S. citizen. What prompted me finally to read it was President Obama's recent decision to send 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan...
Woodpecker identified by flash of red (12/13/09)
This is a red-bellied woodpecker. It is sometimes confused with the redheaded woodpecker because both species have red on their heads. Both species are similar in size as well. The red-bellied woodpecker sports a faint flash of red on its mostly white belly. ...
Lela Gaither (12/13/09)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Lela Gaither, 96, of Advance died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel, with the Rev. Wayne Pagel officiating...
Ida Berkbuegler (12/13/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ida F. Berkbuegler, 90, of Perryville died Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at Independence Square Residential Care Center in Perryville. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Monday at Young and Sons Chapel, with the Rev. Milton Ryan officiating...
Stephen Haupt (12/13/09)
MONROVIA, Calif. — Stephen Paul Haupt, 57, of Monrovia, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at the Methodist Hospital in Monrovia. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
John Wibbenmeyer (12/13/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. — John J. Wibbenmeyer, 49, of Marble Hill died Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at his residence. Services are private. Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville, Mo., provided the arrangements.
Mary Snow (12/13/09)
Mary Welman Snow, 96, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at the Chateau Girardeau Health Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Glenda Whittley (12/13/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Glenda Violet Whittley, 87, of Sikeston died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 13, 1922, in Reyno, Ark., to the late Charlie E. and Rosa Eddington Kirby, she was a member of Blodgett Baptist Church and had also attended Miner Baptist Church. ...
Mary Wilhite (12/13/09)
Mary Elizabeth Brockmire Wilhite, age 85, passed away Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Mary was born July 9, 1924, to Fred Brockmire and Anna Colene Niedling Brockmire in Egypt Mills. She and John R. Wilhite Jr. married on July 22, 1945. He preceded her in death Nov. 3, 2003...
Margaret Hagan (12/13/09)
Margaret E. Hagan, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Nov. 6, 1940, in Scott County, Mo., to Lemi and Gertrude McLain Gibbar. She was a member of St. Mary Cathedral. She was a graduate of St. Denis School and Scott City High School...
Andrew Hazard (12/13/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Andrew Bennett Hazard, 39, of Cape Girardeau passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at Jefferson Barracks Veterans Hospital in St. Louis, after a long struggle with cancer. He was born Oct. 15, 1970, in Memphis, Tenn., to Patrick and Nancy Hughes Hazard. He and Jamie S. Pekios were married Sept. 17, 2003, in Cape Girardeau...
Eric Lohrmann (12/13/09)
Eric Paul Lohrmann, 56, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at his home. He was born Sept. 20, 1953, in Wurzburg, Germany, to the Rev. Herald G. and Lois Huelskoetter Lohrmann. Mr. Lohrmann was a stockbroker for Stifel-Nicolaus & Co. in Cape Girardeau...
Donald Lee Williams (12/13/09)
Donald Lee Williams, 39, of Allenville died Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, due to an automobile accident near Arbor, Mo. He was born Jan. 10, 1970, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Don H. Williams and Brenda Shoemaker Sebastian. He married Shamela R. Gross on June 6, 2005, and she died March 27, 2008...
Jimmie Lancaster (12/13/09)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Jimmie P. Lancaster, 87, of Chaffee died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at his family's home. He was born May 22, 1922, at Bell City, Mo., son of William and Clara Simmons Lancaster. He and Maggie Jackson were married Jan. 23, 1943, and she survives...
Mary Holtzclaw (12/13/09)
EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- Mary Mae Holtzclaw, 89, of East Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at her home. She was born Oct. 11, 1920, in Miller City, Ill., to Charles and Bertha Douglas McKenzie. She and the Rev. Albert D. Holtzclaw were married June 13, 1940, at Morganfield, Ky...
Ruth Majka (12/13/09)
Ruth Evelyn Majka, 83, of Delta died Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at Monticello House in Jackson. She was born Aug. 26, 1926, at Bell City, Mo., daughter of Urnia and Grace McIntosh Hefner. She and Henry Jacob Majka were married Jan. 23, 1954, and he survives...
Jerry Malone (12/13/09)
Jerry M. Malone was born Sept. 29, 1932, in Blytheville, Ark., son of Montez Letner and Lawrence Miller Malone. He passed away Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He grew up in Wardell, Mo., and was a graduate of Wardell High School...
Rosemary Caldwell (12/13/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- A memorial service for Rosemary "Sue" Caldwell, 78, of Savannah, Ga., who recently passed away (see Nov. 15, 2009, obituary), will be held at 3 p.m. Jan. 16 at Marble Hill United Methodist Church. The Rev. Rocky Tallent will officiate...
Joanne Eaton (12/13/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- Joanne M. Eaton, 74, of Benton passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Loving survivors include four daughters, Linda (Elvis) DeShaney of Benton, Karen Morris of House Springs, Mo., Cynthia (John) Lamblin of Eureka, Mo., Pamela Eaton of Villa Ridge, Mo.; a son, Larry Eaton of Huntington Beach, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a sister, Ilene Peterson of Anchorage, Alaska; and several nieces and nephews with whom she was very close.. ...
Palisch - Penfield (12/13/09)
Rachel Lynn Palisch and Joshua R. Penfield were married Nov. 19, 2009, in a private ceremony in Cancun, Mexico. The bride is the daughter of Clayton and Susan Palisch of Scott City. The groom is the son of Susie and the late Kenny Miracle of Cape Girardeau and Norval Penfield of Jackson...
Glueck - Hess (12/13/09)
Shelli Marie Glueck and Stephen Paul Hess were married Dec. 6, 2008, at St. John Catholic Church in Leopold, Mo. Monsignor Richard Rolwing performed the ceremony. Organist was Betty Vandeven of Rockview, Mo., cousin of the bride. Vocalists were Jean Clubb, Mary Jansen, and Cindy Jansen, all of Leopold...
Janet - Mills (12/13/09)
Casie Ann Janet and Paul Brian Mills were married Jan. 10, 2009, at St. Vincent de Paul Church. The Rev. Michael McDevitt performed the ceremony. Music was by Girardeaux String Quartet. Vocalists were Robyn Hosp and Mary Bauer, and pianist was Jeffrey Overbey...
Amberger - Dreyer (12/13/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Emily Ann Amberger and Jason Conrad Dreyer exchanged wedding vows June 13, 2009, at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Perryville. The Rev. Dave Nations performed the ceremony. Music was by the Kinnison Family of Perryville. Parents of the couple are James and Tina Amberger, and Brian and Tammy Dreyer, all of Perryville...
Essner - Scroggins (12/13/09)
Jerome and Beverly Essner of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Renee C. Essner, to Matthew R. Scroggins. He is the son of Randy and Jeana Scroggins of Ash Grove, Mo., and Keith and Lisa Cole of St. Louis. Essner is a 2005 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau. She received a bachelor of science degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2008. She is a junior high teacher at Immaculate Conception School in Jackson...
Upchurch - Perez (12/13/09)
Laure Upchurch of Jackson and Richard Upchurch of St. Louis announce the engagement of their daughter, Erika Shea Upchurch, to Francisco Javier Perez. He is the son of Gloria Perez of Houston, Texas, and the late Javier Perez, both originally from Venezuela...
Goodpasture - Brazer (12/13/09)
James and Cindy Goodpasture of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Suzanne Goodpasture, to Zachary Grant Brazer. He is the son of Ed and Vicki Brazer of Jackson. Goodpasture expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in human environmental studies, child development from Southeast Missouri State University in May 2010. She is also pursuing a board certified behavior analysis certificate. She is a substitute teacher with Jackson School District...
Deimund - 50 Years (12/13/09)
Sonny and Joyce Deimund of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 2, 2009. They were married Oct. 2, 1959, in Jackson. The couple has four children, Sonny Lee Deimund of Jackson, Jeff (Tammy) Deimund of Cape Girardeau, Joseph (Aimee) Deimund of Scott Air Force Base, Ill., and Angie (Adam) Newsham of St. Louis...
Police report 12/13/09 (12/13/09)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Summonses The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Theft...
Fire report 12/13/09 (12/13/09)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Out of the past 12/13/09 (12/13/09)
A survey shows that a majority of Cape Girardeau residents support the multipurpose building project, with younger citizens supporting the project more than older ones; 53.8 percent of those surveyed expressed favorable or strongly favorable feelings about locating the controversial $13 million arena on the Southeast Missouri State University campus...
Has climate change consensus been compromised? (12/13/09)
By Alan Journet Many Americans cheer the underdog. When whistle-blowers report wrongdoing in important places, we feel sympathy for their claims and their cause. However, in the cold, gray light of dawn we must examine the legitimacy of claims and decide whether they or their targets are most credible. We must separate substance from hype...
Cap-and-trade: Negative impact on Missouri (12/13/09)
By Christopher S. Bond Environmental officials from around the world are meeting at an international climate conference in Copenhagen attempting to reach an international agreement to cut carbon emissions. President Obama and over 100 world leaders will join them this week in hopes of committing the United States to a final agreement...
Special Olympics (12/13/09)
The State Outdoor Championships of the Special Olympics will be held in Cape Girardeau for the next four years, thanks to taxpayer-funded improvements to outdoor facilities. The city, through the Parks and Recreation Department, has been trying to woo the Special Olympics for a number of years. ...
Speak Out 12/13/09 (12/13/09)
I attended the Christmas program at the Cape First Church on Sunday evening. It was marvelous, one of the best Christmas programs I have ever seen. WHAT'S with all these rude motorists using fog lights on a clear night? Do they forget to turn them off, or are they simply uncaring about other drivers?...
Prayer 12/13/09 (12/13/09)
Hold us, O God, in your protective hands as we encounter life's assaults. Amen.
City of Marble Hill Public Hearing / December Board Meeting (12/13/09)
There will be a Public Hearing at the Marble Hill City Hall on Monday December 14, 2009 at 5:45 at the Marble Hill City Hall located at 302 Union Street. The Board of Aldermen will be seeking public input on a petition to vacate an alley at the intersection of North St. and Pine St...
Waiting for Santa (12/13/09)
My three therapy dogs; Fancy, Gracie, & Toby Keith. Dressed up to visit local nursing home and hospital residents during the holiday season.
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